Supply Planning Articles

Executive Summary The largest software vendors tend to have small supply chain planning products. We cover why this is. Introduction It was curious to find the list of supply chain vendors as published by Modern Materials Handling magazine. *So many of the vendors on the ...
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Executive Summary The Demand-Driven Institute has created the DDMRP concept which began with a perversion of Orlicky's 3rd edition MRP Book. DDMRP is very simply a repackaged of JIT and Lean. Introduction: The Real Story into DDMRP In this article, we will analyze proposals made about ...
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Executive Summary This is my presentation on Nov 15th 2017. This describes how supply and production planning implementations tend to play out. Introduction I am presenting at the November Foresight Conference. In Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, Nov 15th. The topic of my presentation will be ...
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Executive Summary George Plossl's View on the trendiness of supply chain management. The difficult spot that consultants often put companies as they move from one trend to the next. Introduction With terms like JIT, TQM, Lean, B2B marketplaces, Kanban, optimization, supply chain management is filled ...
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Executive Summary There is a false belief of responsive supply chain and the frequently updating the planning process. We cover this problem in thinking around planning. A False Belief of Frequently Updating the Planning Process for Responsive Supply Chain In many companies, a mantra has ...
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Executive Summary Magical thinking permeates supply planning over implementing the fundamentals. We explain why this is the case. Introduction to Magical Ideas in Supply Planning There are several magical ideas which are extremely popular currently in supply chain management. The concept of Lean -- which has ...
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Executive Summary There is a putaway and goods receipts which involves the confirmed goods received post goods issue and post goods receipt. There is also a putaway process. Introduction to the Putaway Process A goods receipt is the process of receiving goods into a facility ...
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Executive Summary JIT delivery comes with higher ordering costs, delivery costs, receiving costs and put away costs and delivery costs. JIT means specific things in terms of just in time manufacturing, JIT manufacturing, and JIT production. Introduction Just in Time Inventory or JIT inventory have ...
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Executive Summary ABC classification or ABC inventory is a way of segmenting inventory so that the product location combinations can be managed. We cover how ABC classification works and how it compares to other comparative methods of segmentation. Introduction to ABC Classification ABC classification is ...
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Executive Summary This article covers the different ways of performing inventory valuation. Introduction In this article, we will cover the cost of inventory. The cost of stock is critical to both how inventory is managed as well as the final determination of the profits of ...
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Executive Summary Lead times are critical to understanding supply chain planning systems. We cover the supply lead time, customer lead time, supply lead time in inventory, and how to calculate lead times. Introduction: What Makes Up the Lead Time? This article will cover lead time ...
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Executive Summary Lead time has a definition and has different categories. Important topics are lead time accuracy, effective lead time, static versus effective lead time and long lead time versus short lead time items. Introduction: Lead Time as a Foundational Concept Lead times are always ...
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Executive Summary Inventory planning differs from supply chain execution. We cover the major aspects of inventory planning. Introduction This article will provide an overview as to many topics related to inventory planning, stock planning and inventory and stock inventory. What is Inventory Planning and Stock ...
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Executive Summary Supply chain planning systems are intended to improve replenishment. We cover automatic replenishment system or a continuous replenishment program, retail replenishment and replenishment triggers. We cover where replenishment is found in SAP. Introduction: Replenishment as the Objective of Supply Chain Planning Replenishment is ...
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Executive Summary The term SKU has a specific meaning and is associated with the SKU number. The SKU number tells us important things about the properties of the SKU. There is a question of whether the location is part of the SKU, sometimes it is ...
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